Category: Articles/Interview

Articles & Interviews on power sector covering latest issues, market analysis, views and opinions.

Making a smart energy grid work for India

Newspapers are showcasing the dramatically lower costs of solar power, reportedly cheaper than coal power now, and we are told that smart grids (and smart cities) are just around the corner. While enormous strides...

Solar power start-up expanding

Working on making clean energy accessible for all, the city-based start-up, Red Solar, is on an expansion mode. Founded by Rajesh Varma and Venkatesh Majji in January last with a capital investment of Rs....

Let’s get real about renewables

The recent frenzy in renewable energy, particularly in the solar space, has raised expectations of coal-free, sunshine driven power for India at the lowest cost in about a decade’s time. The impetus for renewables...

RBI S4A Policy and its effect on Power Sector

Constant efforts are made by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government to fight bad debts of banks. Continuing these efforts, RBI has introduced “Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets” (S4A)...

Only India can save the Paris climate agreement

The US regression from climate action should not surprise the world. President Donald Trump has followed the footsteps of his former counterpart George W Bush by deciding to withdraw the US from yet another...

Catching the sun at Bhadla solar park

Bhadla, an arid sprawl in Rajasthan spread over 45 sq km, is where over a million glistening silicon panels fuel India’s ambitious plan to generate 1,00,000 MW of solar energy by 2022. The Indian Express visits...

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a...

Power Storage

Storage prices are dropping much faster than expected, due to the growing market for consumer electronics and demand for electric vehicles (EVs). Major players in Asia, Europe and the US are all scaling up...